Below are stories about grid integration and transmission featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

September 27, 2023

DOE Releases Funding Opportunity to Reduce Costs of High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission

DOE released a $10 million funding opportunity announcement to fund research to drive innovation and reduce costs of high-voltage direct current.

September 26, 2023

Public–Private Collaboration Paves the Way for Commercial Wind Power Growth

The Wind Turbine Verification Program, established in 1993, introduced electric utilities to emerging wind turbine technologies, created more confidence in wind power, and helped wind energy become the robust renewable energy resource it is today.

September 21, 2023

DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Selects 15 Projects Totaling $27 Million to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

WETO has selected 15 projects for negotiation for award to lower costs and address barriers to deployment of wind energy, ranging between $500,000 and $4,500,000.

August 31, 2023

R&D 100 Winners for 2023 Are Announced 🎉

Congratulations to NREL for winning two R&D 100 awards!

August 31, 2023

DOE to Fund i2X Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Renewable Energy Interconnection

WETO is funding two technical assistance projects under the Interconnection Innovation Exchange.

August 30, 2023

DOE to Fund Research to Reduce Costs of High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission

DOE plans to fund research to drive innovation and reduce costs of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) transmission systems.

August 15, 2023

DOE Announces $33 Million to Advance Energy Research Across America

DOE announced funding to two wind energy projects as part of a program to ensure research funding is reaching the pockets of the country that traditionally have received disproportionately low amounts of Federal scientific funding.

August 10, 2023

How Wind Energy Became Integral to the Modern Grid

Wind energy has joined the energy mainstream, thanks in large part to the wind integration studies funded by the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

August 9, 2023

100% Clean Electricity: North to the Clean Energy Future

Towns and organizations in Alaska illustrate how remote communities can adopt clean energy systems—and how EERE’s Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project can help.

May 17, 2023

Blowing Away the Gaps with the West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Analysis

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory reviewed studies that focused on the technical evaluation of offshore wind energy transmission through potential points of interconnection along the coastlines of California, Oregon, and Washington.